Here you will find all relevant information on Microsoft 365 as an employee of the university sector.

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First steps

Before you can use Microsoft 365, you must first apply for a personal license for Microsoft 365 for employees via the IDM portal.

To the IDM portal

Log in to the IDM portal with your university login (i.e. ab12cdef) and the corresponding password.

Under "Applications", you now select the "Office 365" tile.

A window appears with information on how to apply for Microsoft 365 and the consent form. Now place a check mark next to "I would like to use Office 365 and agree to the transfer of data to Microsoft:".

Now click on "Save".

  • Wait at least 60 minutes after you unlock Microsoft 365, otherwise you may experience a login error.

After successful license assignment, you can download the installation package on the Microsoft 365 pages.

Microsoft 365 Online


Log in here with "[Uni-Login]" to be redirected.

Now log in under the domain "DOM\[your username]" with your login.


Detailed instructions and FAQs can be found on the Microsoft support page.

To the Microsoft-365-Support

Microsoft Office for personal use

Employees of Leipzig University have the opportunity to purchase a low-cost license in the Asknet Shop. This license entitles you to use a full Microsoft 365 version on your private computer. To do this, proceed as follows.

  1. Open the Asknet Shop page and log in as "Employee - Private Use".

  2. Click Microsoft Work-at-Home on the left side and then click "Office Professional Plus" in the middle.

  3. Now you can choose between the different versions and languages the version that suits you best. The URZ recommends using the latest version.


No, there is currently no way to use Microsoft Web Apps. To use them, you would need to enable online storage services. Currently, there is no data privacy clearance of an online storage service from Microsoft, so it is not possible to use Microsoft Web Apps.

No, the University does not currently offer the ability to use the Office Add-In Store because the required "optional associated experiences" cannot be enabled.The disabling exists for the following reasons:

Unlike the enabled "connected experiences", there is currently no agreement in place between the Free State of Saxony and Microsoft for commissioned data processing. In addition, the use of each add-in would have to be examined individually for data protection concerns and the data protection officers of the University of Leipzig would have to be given the opportunity to comment. This would also require a regular review of the service with a particular focus on accessibility, data protection, information security, and licensing law in the event of changes/extensions to an add-in.


When logging in to Microsoft Office 365, an error may occur if you try to log in before the 60 minutes have elapsed or before you have been unlocked. This will cause the login to stagnate. To solve the problem, you will need to delete the history data and cookies and access the Microsoft login page again.

Unfortunately, there is currently no possibility to use the Microsoft Web Apps. In order to use them, you would have to activate online storage services. Currently there is no data protection clearance of an online storage service from Microsoft, which is why it is not possible to use the Microsoft Web Apps.